• Date: Sat 27 March 2010
  • Venue: Home Park
  • Ref: Linington, J
  • Attendance: 10,614
0 - 2


Adam (78)

Dobbie (82)

Plymouth Argyle vs Blackpool

Team Lineups

Plymouth Argyle

David Stockdale
Reda Johnson
Bondz N'Gala
Karl Duguid
Carl Fletcher (Luke Summerfield, 7)
Chris Clark
Damien Johnson
Alan Judge (Joe Mason, 61)
Yannick Bolasie
Jamie Mackie
Bradley Wright-Phillips


Matt Gilks
Stephen Crainey (Joe Martin, 45)
Ian Evatt
Alex John-Baptiste
Seamus Coleman
Keith Southern
Charlie Adam
Billy Clarke (Barry Bannan, 67)
Ben Burgess
Gary Taylor-Fletcher
Jason Euell (Stephen Dobbie, 67)

Match Report
Late goals from Charlie Adam and Stephen Dobbie kept Blackpool on course for the Championship play-offs as Ian Holloway pushed his former side towards relegation following a 2-0 win at Home Park. Argyle were left to count the cost of missing several gilt-edged chances and losing players to injury at crucial times and Blackpool ruthlessly made them pay as they tired late on. The home side wasted a glorious early opportunity to take the lead when Luke Summerfield, a seventh-minute substitute for captain Carl Fletcher, found Alan Judge with a defence-splitting pass, only for the Irish Under-21 international to scuff his shot. Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks prevented the Seasiders from going behind when he made a superb double stop to deny Bradley Wright-Phillips after the forward had been set-up by strike partner Jamie Mackie. Argyle winger Yala Bolasie proved a handful and twice went close, forcing Gilks into a save from a powerful low volley after being picked out by Summerfield and then firing a shot into the side-netting after a nice pass from Wright-Phillips. Blackpool were prevented from taking the lead in the opening minutes of the second half when Summerfield's header towards his own goal was intercepted by Ben Burgess, whose shot was well saved by David Stockdale. The visitors continued to press and nearly capitalised when Adam's curling shot from 25 yards beat Stockdale but clattered back into play off the angle of crossbar and post. Stockdale brilliantly thwarted another Adam long-range shot, tipping it over the crossbar, as Blackpool gained the initiative. The momentum retuned to Argyle and Mackie was twice denied well by Gilks, either side of which Wright-Phillips hit a post in a melee following a corner. However, after Summerfield limped off to be replaced by teenager Ryan Leonard, Argyle ran out of steam and fell apart. Adam and Dobbie duly finished them off, with Dobbie's back-heel playing in Adam for a low surgical finish and Adam repaying the favour moments later.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.


Goal!! Blackpool have scored with Stephen Dobbie putting it in the back of the net.


Goal!! Charlie Adam scores for Blackpool.


Jason Euell is replaced by Stephen Dobbie.


Billy Clarke is being taken off, Barry Bannan has come on in his place.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Reda Johnson.


Plymouth are replacing Alan Judge with Joe Mason.

Yellow Card

Bradley Wright-Phillips is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by J Linington


Blackpool are replacing Stephen Crainey with Joe Martin.


Carl Fletcher is being taken off, Luke Summerfield has come on in his place.

Yellow Card

Keith Southern goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


It's 3pm on Saturday, March 27th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Plymouth face Blackpool at 3pm on Saturday, March 27th.